Currently Touring Shows


Shows available in 2024/25 for Festivals, Concert Halls, Theatres, Arts Centres, Jazz Clubs, Cabaret Rooms and Corporate Bookings:




“Possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs” – Billy Bragg

“A true musical alchemist, she is truly a marvel, who should not be missed” (Telegraph

“Barb Jungr interprets [Dylan and Cohen’s] work with a ferocity and truthfulness that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard" (New York Times)

“one of the world's great cabaret singers… a genuine original, deploying warmth, high drama and sensitive musicality to reinvent everything she sings” (Time Out New York

“it’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae” (Glam Adelaide)

What you might know is that singer, performer and recording artist Barb Jungr is ”mesmerising” (New York Times), ”casually virtuosic” (Guardian), an ”alchemist among jazz singers” (Telegraph), possessing a voice which is “shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours” (Observer). Across her 40 year career she has been internationally acclaimed for combining immaculate vocal technique, impassioned performance, piercing insight and beautifully unexpected musical arrangements to reinterpret European and American popular songs in a manner which The New York Times described as ”revelatory”.

What you might not know is that as a live performer, Barb Jungr is always funny, and often hilarious. Like, intentionally. Cabaret Scenes described a performance in November 2016 as “the funniest hour of cabaret I’ve ever seen” from a “world-class raconteur”. Originally emerging from the alternative cabaret scene of the 1970s and 80s, and cutting her teeth alongside the likes of Julian Clary, Alexei Sayle and Arnold Brown, her ability to deliver shows which are utterly alive, and spontaneously respond to the world in and outside the performance space, is second to none.

If you are only familiar with Barb’s work from her albums, you simply have to see her perform live. Even the highest quality mp3 in the world won’t tell you what it’s like to be in a room with her and her musicians.

Below are short descriptions of all Barb’s shows available for touring in 2022/23/24, both in the UK and internationally. 

For all of these shows, both in the UK and internationally, Barb is usually accompanied by piano, double bass, percussion, or any combination of these. She collaborates with the very best jazz musicians in the UK and USA. These artists include – on piano Laurence Hobgood and Barry Green; on double bass Dudley Phillips and Davide Mantovani; on percussion Oli Savill and Winston Torres. The exception is the collaboration between Barb and John McDaniel (piano and vocals), which includes their Beatles spectacular Come Together, and their latest show featuring the songs of Sting, Float Like A Butterfly.

These shows are suitable for all sizes of stage and many performance contexts: festivals, concert halls, jazz clubs, theatres, arts centres, cabaret rooms and private / corporate events.

Barb Jungr sings 

Dylan & Cohen

Award-winning singer & writer and  “Our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs”, Barb Jungr, returns with a collection of Dylan and Cohen’s most iconic songs mixing her best and award winning interpretations with a selection of challenging new arrangements of these classic songbooks. Fresh from curating the first ever UK festival of Bob Dylan for The Farnham Maltings, Visions of Dylan, Barb embarks on a series of shows celebrating two of the greatest contemporary songwriters of the western world. 

“Barb Jungr interprets [Dylan and Cohen’s] work with a ferocity and truthfulness  that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard” - The New York Times

One of the most extraordinary British performers of her generation. Barb Jungr’s formidable talent as a singer, composer and lyricist is only outshined by her ability to re-interpret familiar songs and reveal new depths of meaning and beauty.  Internationally acclaimed, Jungr continues to evolve her signature style while her transcendent artistry both live and recorded continues to delight audiences.

"Bob Dylan, jazz, northern soul, Nina Simone and continental Europe’s cabaret music perform a subtle dance in Jungr’s consciousness” observed The Guardian.

In 2014, Barb followed her award winning, internationally acclaimed collection of Dylan songs “Every Grain Of Sand” with “Hard Rain”, laying herself bare to Dylan’s and Cohen’s political and philosophical songs.Hard Rain gained many 4 and 5 star reviews for its uncompromising and powerful renditions. Bob Dylan’s manager called it  “some heavy music”.  Praise indeed. Jungr’s  dedication to re-inventing Dylan’s and Cohen’s repertoire has contributed to her formidable reputation as perhaps the best performer of their songs in the world. 

“The brilliant jazz singer on world-beating form. Barb Jungr proves she's a genuine jazz marvel... A true musical alchemist” - The Telegraph

Working with her longstanding pianists and collaborators Jenny Carr or  Simon Wallace, and with double bass, Barb will include her groundbreaking arrangements of two of the most important songwriters of this and last century.

Songs will include:

-Desolation Row

-Like A Rolling Stone

-Hard Rain

-Chimes of Freedom

-You Want It Darker

-Famous Blue Raincoat

-That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

-Chelsea Hotel no 2

…and many more.

"Except for Dylan himself on a good night, this is the best way to hear his songs"  

★★★★ (Nick Hasted)  The Independent

Whether you are just discovering her work for the first time or you are one of her world-wide legion of die-hard fans, whether she is premiering brand-new, original material or revisiting treasured classics from her five decades of performance, an evening spent with Barb Jungr will be a revelation.

 One of Britain’s greatest interpreters of song, Barb fearlessly tackles the greats, wrestling the Gods of the musical firmament, stripping them down to the lyrical heart and showing us layers of meaning and feeling that have lain buried under the encrustation of familiarity and nostalgia. Barb "finds confessional depths in Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel that no one else can see" (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times). She brings this same mixture of fierce intelligence, deep empathy, amassed wisdom, and outright audacity to everything she touches, whether dissecting Dylan’s almost impenetrable poetry or adapting a beloved children’s picture book for the stage. If she sang “Happy Birthday” to you, she would somehow reveal new depths to the lyrics; you and the audience would come away thoroughly convinced that you had never understood the song, before!

“it’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae”

Glam Adelaide

With deep musical roots (her grandmother was a renowned whistler, in a country long since erased from the map) and a career spanning decades and continents and musical genres, Barb Jungr defies categorisation or compartmentalisation, though many have tried. 

“A true musical alchemist,” proclaimed The Telegraph. 

Already an acclaimed folk and cabaret singer, composer, and songwriter with an impressive collection of awards and accolades, Barb broke new ground in 2002 with her first Bob Dylan collection, Every Grain Of Sand. Now hailed as a modern classic, it was described by the Wall Street Journal as “the most significant vocal album of the 21st Century” and was named as one of the Top 10 albums of the year in both the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph.

The Manchester born and London-based chanteuse is one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today. Always beautifully sung and profoundly acted. Even the patter is pithy.

 (David Finkle) The Village Voice, New York, June 2003

Since then, Barb has continued to bring her clarity of vision and diction not only to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, but to Elvis, The Beatles, Nina Simone, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen, among others, in a score of critically acclaimed albums and live shows that have sold out on four continents. 

“In her ability to revitalize familiar songs . . . . Jungr has a magic touch. From within the most seemingly trivial love song, she uncovered a stunning depth and complexity of feeling. For a dedicated song aficionado, it was like finding gold in a well-worked mine” (Stephen Holden, New York Times).

Astonishingly, as she sings into her seventies, Barb’s voice is as powerful, nuanced, and mesmerizing as ever, and she brings a physical energy that radiates from the stage and infuses the audience. “On stage she's a lioness" (Sydney Morning Herald). However you choose to categorize her, it won’t be “easy listening.” Barb grabs you two-fisted by the heart and whisks you along with her on a musical rollercoaster ride as she effortlessly blends jazz virtuosity and formidable gospel soul power with her trademark breezy cabaret chutzpah. She is “a one woman emotional enema” said Julian Clary. You will laugh. You will cry. You will rage. You will go “Wait, what?” And you will walk away a fan.

In her 45 year career Jungr has released more than 20 records internationally on Linn, Naim and her own Kristalyn labels. Wall Street music journalist Will Friedlwald wrote that her "Every Grain of Sand” album of Dylan songs  “is, as far as I'm concerned, the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far” and wrote a chapter on the album  in his book “The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums”. Clive Davis ranked Jungr’s version of I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight  as one of the Ten Best Dylan Covers alongside Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder. 


“possibly our greatest interpreter of Dylan’s songs” - Billy Bragg 

“Barb Jungr's Hard Rain, a four-star show built around her enthralling; soon-to-be-released collection of songs by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. 

★★★★ (Clive Davis) The Times 

Bob, Brel and Me showcases a performer at the top of her game. This is stellar cabaret which sees our star interpret the work of Dylan and Brel with a skilful awareness of the source material, and present these tracks with a heartfelt originality, charm and elegance. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Culture Fix

“Electrifying ... .the top rank of jazz singers. A true musical alchemist, she is truly a marvel, who should not be missed” - The Telegraph

Winner 2003 International Artist Of The Year, New York Backstage Bistro Award for Excellence in Cabaret.

Time Out New York 2004 Top Ten Cabaret Shows 

Time Out New York Top Ten Best Cabaret Shows of 2004 

"Jungr’s singing soars with emotion yet has the intimacy of a private conversation."


You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen - Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr: Forgetful Heart - Dylan and Cohen and Love

Albums featuring the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

Every Grain of Sand

Hard Rain (The Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen)

Barb Jungr sings Leonard Cohen (Live at The Crazy Coqs)


Close your eyes, close the door

You don’t have to worry anymore

I’ll be your baby tonight

from ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’ by Bob Dylan

Barb’s first Dylan collection, Every Grain of Sand, has become a modern classic. Described by The Wall Street Journal in 2013 as “the most significant vocal album of the 21st Century thus far,” and one of the top 10 jazz albums of the year in The Sunday Times and Telegraph. Since then, her terrifying obsession with his work has intensified, leading to a second recorded collection, and to new arrangements of his forensic excavations of human nature becoming a mainstay of her live and recorded repertoire. Given that she won’t stop singing the bloody stuff, it’s fortunate that The New York Times says she can “squeeze more juice out of a Dylan song than just about anybody”.

2016 was a big year for Dylan, or at least for his admirers, seeing him awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. This pleased Barb no end, as she has spent years describing him to any audience that would listen as the USA’s equivalent of Shakespeare. So basically the Nobel is all down to her. 

This electrifying show brings together the very best of the Dylan material that Barb has perfected over the past 15 years. Songs which are fierce, political, passionate and romantic, performed in a voice which is “shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours” (Observer). Something which may or may not be true of Dylan’s own vocal technique. But whilst he might not schlep to Scandinavia to collect, this is a songwriter of genius who always delivers.


Tangled Up In Blue; I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight; Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right; Not Dark Yet; Forever Young


"one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst-ridden planet today” (Village Voice)

“except for Dylan himself on a good night, this is the best way to hear his songs.” (Independent on Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

“I just hope that Dylan himself has a listen and starts writing for her direct" (Observer on Every Grain of Sand

“Jungr approaches the Dylan songbook with a rare degree of intelligence, relishing each line in the manner of a true chansonnière” (MOJO on Every Grain of Sand

“a quiet revelation” (Times on Every Grain of Sand, 2002) 

“she opens up a window of vulnerability and sensuality that previously sat stoic beneath the surface of these songs, and suffuses them with such a delicate, gauzy luminosity that they seem to glow from the inside out” (All Music Guide on Every Grain of Sand

Barb Jungr performs ‘Sara’ by Bob Dylan, accompanied by Jenny Carr on piano and Simon Wallace on keyboard: 


Barb Jungr sings Leonard Cohen

Barb Jungr “The UK’s finest interpreter of song” has long been associated with the work of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Her Hard Rain collection of 2014 received 5 star reviews on 3 continents and her live performance of the policial songs of Dylan and Cohen ran for 3 weeks of sold out performances in New York. For this performance she will focus on Cohen’s wide repertoire from Famous Blue Raincoat through So Long Marianne to The Future. Accompanied by Jenny Carr, who has played with everyone from Jason Donovan to Claire Martin, Barb breathes something new into every lyric and melody you thought you knew.

From her early beginnings on the fledgling London alternative cabaret circuit, through almost every musical genre, Barb Jungr’s work has often defied categorisation. Accompanied by some of the best live musicians in Britain her increasingly rare live appearances are unmissable.

Songs include: The Future, Suzanne, So Long Marianne, Famous Blue Raincoat and Take This Longing.

"Barb Jungr’s voice has established her as a superlative interpreter of the great song-books" The Independent

"Casually virtuosic" The Guardian

"she is THE reason why cabaret continues to find a new audience. And if that’s an overstatement, it gives her a goal which she will unquestionably accomplish. In a reasonably short amount of time, she has emerged as one part educator, one part icon, and all parts made of static electricity that will never cease to crackle across the wide oceans." The Andrew Martin Report



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